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    Bullet making?

    For you guys that make your own bullets where do you source the lead wire? Also for say 30cal bullets what diameter wire do you use and is there a certain type to look for like a certain % of antimony?

    Also who is all out there still making good quality dies?

    Thanks

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    Most guys get their cores cut to weight from Charlie Hood. For the quality and price its much more consistant and way less work.

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    Charlie is the go to guy for cores, unless of course you are a glutton for punishment and need to do your own. I did 3 spools and
    Charlie been my source after that, he makes the best.

    Dan Honert

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    I am new to Bullet making but have kinda gone through a crash course. I have 30 caliber Dies to make bullets for Varmint for Score and 6mm Dies to make 105 grn long range bullets.

    George Ulrich made my Dies and Presses. , I can't amagine anyone making any better.

    geo.c.ulrich@gmail.com

    As for cores, my advice is to just get them from Charlie Hood. He can make you any weight you want for what ever Bullet you are making.

    Hoodpress@windstream.net
    Last edited by jackie schmidt; 11-30-2020 at 09:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    I am new to Bullet making but have kinda gone through a crash course. I have 30 caliber Dies to make bullets for Varmint for Score and 6mm Dies to make 105 grn long range bullets.

    George Ulrich made my Dies and Presses. , I can't amagine anyone making any better.

    As for cores, my advice is to just get them from Charlie Hood. He can make you any weight you want for what ever Bullet you are making.
    That might be an option but am not sure how hard the cores would be to get shipped accross the border. I know the jackets have to come through an exporter/importer.

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    Bullet Dies

    Two threads below this thread is bullet making dies for sale.
    Jerry Stiller is the person selling the dies .
    He also has a gun Manufacturing company.
    He may also have an export license
    He is located in Waco, Tx.
    They would be quality dies by the description in the ad and immediate available.
    CLP

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    If the cores

    Are coming north across Charlie will not sell.

    I believe to do with US and Homeland security.

    Calvin

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYanchycki View Post
    Are coming north across Charlie will not sell.

    I believe to do with US and Homeland security.

    Calvin
    Any Idea how the Canadian Bullet makers do it?

    Im assuming making their own cores out of Lead wire?

    Has anyone tried to get Charlie to sell and ship to a licensed exporter?

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    Yes

    They are cutting and squirting there own cores.

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    When I was doing my own cores, I purchased the core material from Crown Metal Company in Milwaukee,WI. Their phone is: (414) 384-6500.

    When you talk with them, make sure you tell them you want 'bullet wire'. They can make it with whatever percentage of antimony you wish. It comes on wooden spools...here's how I mounted the spool to pull length of wire:



    Good squirtin'. -Al

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    I'm a glutton for punishment and make my own cores (both 6mm and 30). Like Al suggested, call Crown Metals out of Milwaukee and order bullet wire. It's 99.25% lead, 0.75% antimony. That's what Charlie uses.

    You'll want 1/4" wire for .30.

    -Lee
    www.singleactions.com

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    I also get lead from Crown Metal Company. For 30 cal I use 0.250 diameter with 0.5% antimony.
    David Detsch at 814 834 3035 made my very good dies.

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    All good info here. Anyone with excellent dies, materials, mechanical aptitude, and who pays attention to details can make excellent bullets, with minimal learning curve. RG

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.G. Robinett View Post
    All good info here. Anyone with excellent dies, materials, mechanical aptitude, and who pays attention to details can make excellent bullets, with minimal learning curve. RG
    Whose dies do you like? And what ogive bullet do you recommend for your 30br reamer specs?
    Last edited by TrxR; 12-01-2020 at 12:36 PM.

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    Can you still buy J4 jackets or have they quit selling to the public?

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